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The Bulletin on Bruzz: 28 October
Revolutions - Records & Rebels 1966-1970
A new exhibition in Brussels lets you discover - or relive - the effervescent, paradigm-shifting, multi-faceted world of the late 1960s, from Swinging Sixties London to San Francisco's Summer of Love, Woodstock and the May 1968 Paris protests. Revolutions - Records & Rebels 1966-1970 is a comprehensive exhibition of the cultural, social, artistic and technological revolutions that occurred during those five years, was created by the Victoria and Albert Museum, and after stops in Montreal and Milan is coming to the ING Art Center. Provided with special headphones that offer 3D sound, the visitor will be immersed in the iconic sounds of the times. Geoffrey Marsh, the director of the department of theatre and performance for the V&A was in Brussels recently to help put the finishing touches on this Belgian version of the exhibition and he took a few moments to speak with us.
Quentin is the brains behind Mamé Noka Coffee Roasters, a Brussels social enterprise that calls its coffee "more than fair trade". Quentin began his project in the rural Boyo region of Cameroon. He agreed with a network of five villages to buy their entire coffee production, about two acres of plants each. Mame Noka's coffees can be found at Sequoia bio stores and selected cafes around the city.
UN sculpture on Schuman roundabout
A giant sculpture celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been unveiled in the middle of Schuman roundabout. Artist Cristobal Gabarron's sculpture, Enlightened Universe, consists of a six-metre-high reflective sphere and brightly coloured metal cutouts of human like shapes holding hands and dancing around the sphere. Deborah Seward, Director of the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe, explains more.